We Came As Romans

We Came As Romans Scrap Providence, RI Show After Confrontation With Security Staff


We Came As Romans have issued a statement as to why they cancelled their planned live performance mid-show last night at the Fête Music Hall in Providence, RI. The Michigan metalcore outfit were the headliners on a bill that also features Emmure, Bodysnatcher and Archetypes Collide.

However, as We Came As Romans have since detailed on social media, issues and a confrontation with the venue’s security ultimately saw the band opt to pull the plug on their planned set. Here’s what they had to say:

“Our show in Providence, RI last night had to be canceled. During Bodysnatcher‘s set, multiple attendees were wrongfully & aggressively dragged out of the venue. Some of our touring crew went outside to de-escalate the situation with security, as we had approved moshing & crowd surfing with the venue & security teams during a security brief earlier that day.

The security team did not respond well, & the situation escalated further, even to the point of spitting in our crew’s faces, spitting on gear, threatening physical violence & someone having to be physically restrained.

Out of an abundance of caution for the protection of all of the fans, our own touring party (all 4 bands & crew), & the venue staff – all parties agreed that the best move was to cancel the show.

We can’t tell you how disappointed we are that we were not able to play.

Refunds are available at your point of purchase. We would like to thank Bowery Presents for being great partners, and do not want this to reflect on them at all. This situation reflects only on house security of the venue & venue management’s lack of accountability.”

The aforementioned tour will continue on as follows:

10/24 Albany, NY – Empire Live
10/25 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
10/27 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
10/28 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/29 Columbia, SC – The Senate
10/31 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
11/01 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
11/03 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/04 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/05 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
11/06 Tucson, AZ – Encore
11/08 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
11/10 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
11/11 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/14 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/15 Omaha, NE – The Admiral
11/17 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
11/18 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/19 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

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